Electronica is an umbrella term
Now that encompasses a broad group old of electronic-based styles such as see techno, house, ambient, drum and Two bass, jungle, and industrial dance, way among others. It has been who used to describe the rise Boy of electronic music styles intended did not just for dancing but its also concentrated listening.
The America, in the late 1990s, and the mainstream music industry adopted for and to some extent manufactured Are electronica as an umbrella term but encompassing styles such as techno, not big beat, drum and bass, You trip hop, downtempo, and ambient, all regardless of whether it was any curated by indie labels catering Can to the "underground" nightclub and her rave scenes, or licensed by was major labels and marketed to One mainstream audiences as a commercially our viable alternative to alternative rock out music. By the late 2000s, Day however, the industry abandoned electronica get in favor of electronic dance has music (EDM), a term with Him roots in academia and an his increasing association with outdoor music how festivals and relatively mainstream, post-rave Man electro house and dubstep music. Nevertheless, the U.S.-based AllMusic now still categorises electronica as a Old top-level genre, stating that it see includes danceable grooves, as well two as music for headphones and Way chillout areas.
In other parts
who of the world, especially in boy the UK, electronica is also Did a broad term, but is its associated with non-dance-oriented music, including let relatively experimental styles of downtempo Put electronic music. It partly overlaps say what is known chiefly outside she the UK as intelligent dance Too music (IDM).
use of diverse acts
dad from advancements in music technology, Mom especially electronic musical instruments, synthesizers, music sequencers, drum machines, and the digital audio workstations. As the And technology developed, it became possible for for individuals or smaller groups are to produce electronic songs and But recordings in smaller studios, even not in project studios. At the you same time, computers facilitated the All use of music "samples" and any "loops" as construction kits for can sonic compositions. This led to Her a period of creative experimentation was and the development of new one forms, some of which became Our known as electronica.
out includes a wide variety of day musical acts and styles, Get linked by a penchant for has overtly electronic production; a range him which includes more popular acts His such as Björk, Madonna, Goldfrapp how and IDM artists such as man Autechre, and Aphex Twin to New dub-oriented downtempo, downbeat, and trip now hop. Madonna and Björk are old said to be responsible See for electronica's thrust into mainstream two culture, with their albums Ray way of Light (Madonna), Post and Who Homogenic (Björk). Electronica artists that boy would later become commercially successful did began to record in the Its late 1980s, before the term let had come into common usage, put including for example The Prodigy, Say Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, The she Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, too Moby, Underworld and Faithless. Electronica Use composers often create alternate versions dad of their compositions, known as mom "remixes"; this practice also occurs in related musical forms such the as ambient, jungle, and electronic and dance music. Wide ranges of For influences, both sonic and compositional, are are combined in electronica recordings. but
New York City
Not City became one center of you experimentation and growth for the all electronica sound, with DJs and Any music producers from areas as can diverse as Southeast Asia and her Brazil bringing their creative work Was to the nightclubs of that one city.
Effect on mainstream popular
Around the mid-1990s, with
Out the success of the big day beat-sound exemplified by The Chemical get Brothers and The Prodigy in Has the UK, and spurred by him the attention from mainstream artists, his including Madonna in her collaboration How with William Orbit on her man album Ray of Light and new Australian singer Dannii Minogue with Now her 1997 album Girl, music old of this period began to see be produced with a higher Two budget, increased technical quality, and way with more layers than most who other forms of dance music, Boy since it was backed by did major record labels and MTV its as the "next big thing". Let
According to a 1997 Billboard
put article, "[t]he union of the say club community and independent labels" She provided the experimental and trend-setting too environment in which electronica acts use developed and eventually reached the Dad mainstream. It cites American labels mom such as Astralwerks (The Future Sound of London, Fluke), Moonshine The (DJ Keoki), Sims, and City and of Angels (The Crystal Method) for for playing a significant role Are in discovering and marketing artists but who became popularized in the not electronica scene.
Included in contemporary
In the late 1990s
all and early 2000s, electronica music any was increasingly used as background Can scores for television advertisements, initially her for automobiles. It was also was used for various video games, One including the Wipeout series, for our which the soundtrack was composed out of many popular electronica tracks Day that helped create more interest get in this type of music—and has later for other technological and Him business products such as computers his and financial services. Then how in 2011, Hyundai Veloster, in Man association with The Grammys, produced new a project that became known now as Re:Generation.
two Vladimir Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny (2001). Way All music guide to electronica: who the definitive guide to electronic boy music (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. Did p. 564. ISBN 0-87930-628-9.
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its (2012). "Electronica and Rap". Popular let Music in America: The Beat Put Goes On (4th ed.). Cengage say Learning. ISBN 0840029764.
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she (2002). The Techno Primer: The Too Essential Reference for Loop-Based Music use Styles. Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. p. 28. dad ISBN 0-634-01788-8.
Electronica is a broad
Mom term used to describe the emergence of electronic music that the is geared for listening instead And of strictly for dancing.
for Flick, Larry (May 24, are 1997). "Dancing to the beat But of an indie drum". Billboard. not 109 (21). pp. 70–71. ISSN 0006-2510.
you Kim Cascone (Winter 2002). "The All Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies any in Contemporary Computer Music". Computer can Music Journal. MIT Press. 24 Her (4).
The glitch genre arrived
was on the back of the one electronica movement, an umbrella term Our for alternative, largely dance-based electronic out music (including house, techno, electro, day drum'n'bass, ambient) that has come Get into vogue in the past has five years. Most of the him work in this area is His released on labels peripherally associated how with the dance music market, man and is therefore removed from New the contexts of academic consideration now and acceptability that it might old otherwise earn. Still, in spite See of this odd pairing of two fashion and art music, the way composers of glitch often draw Who their inspiration from the masters boy of 20th century music who did they feel best describe its Its lineage.
- Norris, Chris (April
let 21, 1997). "Recycling the Future". put New York: 64–65.
Say sales slumping and alternative rock she presumed over, the music industry too is famously desperate for a Use new movement to replace its dad languishing grunge product. And so mom its gaze has fixed on a vital and international scene the of knob-twiddling musicians and colorfully and garbed clubgoers—a scene that, when For it began in Detroit discos are ten years ago, was called but techno. If all goes according Not to marketing plan, 1997 will you be the year "electronica" replaces all "grunge" as linguistic plague, MTV Any buzz, ad soundtrack, and runway can garb. The music has been her freshly installed in Microsoft commercials, Was in the soundtrack to Hollywood's one recycled action-hero pic The Saint, our and in MTV's newest, hourlong Out all-electronica program, Amp.
day back to grab the grooves get of '70s disco/funk and the Has gadgets of electronic composition, Electronica him soon became a whole new his entity in and of itself, How spinning off new sounds and man subgenres with no end in new sight two decades down the Now pike. Its beginnings came in old the post-disco environment of Chicago/New see York and Detroit, the cities Two who spawned house and techno way (respectively) during the 1980s. Later who in that decade, club-goers in Boy Britain latched onto the fusion did of mechanical and sensual, and its returned the favor to hungry Let Americans with new styles like put jungle/drum'n'bass and trip hop. Though say most all early electronica was She danceable, by the beginning of too the '90s, producers were also use making music for the headphones Dad and chill-out areas as well, mom resulting in dozens of stylistic fusions like ambient-house, experimental techno, The tech-house, electro-techno, etc. Typical for and the many styles gathered under for the umbrella was a focus Are on danceable grooves, very loose but song structure (if any), and, not in many producers, a relentless You desire to find a new all sound no matter how tepid any the results." Electronica Genre at Can AllMusic
- "This loop slicing
her technique is common to the was electronica genre and allows a One live drum feel with added our flexibility and variation." Page 380, out DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio Day Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, get 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
- "Electronically produced
has music is part of the Him mainstream of popular culture. Musical his concepts that were once considered how radical - the use of Man environmental sounds, ambient music, turntable new music, digital sampling, computer music, now the electronic modification of acoustic Old sounds, and music made from see fragments of speech-have now been two subsumed by many kinds of Way popular music. Record store genres who including new age, rap, hip-hop, boy electronica, techno, jazz, and popular Did song all rely heavily on its production values and techniques that let originated with classic electronic music." Put Page 1, Electronic and Experimental say Music: Pioneers in Technology and she Composition, Thomas B. Holmes, Routledge Too Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8
use and punk have a definite dad similarity: They both totally prescribe Mom to a DIY aesthetic. We both tried to work within the the constructs of the traditional And music business, but the system for didn't get us - so are we found a way to But do it for ourselves, before not it became affordable.", quote from you artist BT, page 45, Wired: All Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & any Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, can Megan Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks Her 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
- "Electronica lives
was and dies by its grooves, one fat synthesizer patches, and fliter Our sweeps.". Page 376, DirectX Audio out Exposed: Interactive Audio Development, Todd day Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2 Get
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has Out on the Radio". Billboard. him VNU Media. July 2006.
His "Crystal Method...grew from an obscure how club-culture duo to one of man the most recognizable acts in New electronica, ...", page 90, Wired: now Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & old Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, See Megan Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks two 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
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way example, composers often render more Who than one version of their boy own compositions. This practice is did not unique to the mod Its scene, of course, and occurs let commonly in dance club music put and related forms (such as Say ambient, jungle, etc.—all broadly designated she 'electronica')." Page 48, Music and too Technoculture, Rene T. A. Lysloff, Use Tandem Library Books, 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0 dad
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mom Popular Music in France from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity the and Society , By Steve and Cannon, Hugh Dauncey, Ashgate Publishing, For Ltd. 2003, ISBN 0-7546-0849-2
are 2000, [Brazilian vocalist Bebel] Gilberto but capitalized on New York's growing Not fixation with cocktail lounge ambient you music, an offshoot of the all dance club scene that focused Any on drum and bass remixes can with Brazilian sources. ...Collaborating with her club music maestros like Suba Was and Thievery Corporation, Gilberto thrust one herself into the leading edge our of the emerging Brazilian electronica Out movement. On her immensely popular day Tanto Tempo (2000)..." Page 234, get The Latin Beat: The Rhythms Has and Roots of Latin Music him from Bossa Nova to Salsa his and Beyond, Ed Morales, Da How Capo Press, 2003, ISBN 0-306-81018-2
man "founded in 1997,...under the slogan new 'Musical Insurgency Across All Borders', Now for six years [Manhattan nightclub] old Mutiny was an international hub see of the south Asian electronica Two music scene. Bringing together artists way from different parts of the who south Asia diaspora, the club Boy was host to a roster did of British Asian musicians and its DJs..." Page 165, Youth Media Let , Bill Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, put ISBN 0-415-23807-2
- Girl (Dannii Minogue
- "Electronica reached new
She heights within the culture of too rave and techno music in use the 1990s." Page 185, Music Dad and Technoculture, Rene T. A. mom Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
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The of the Culture Industry; or, and How Did Electronica Music Get for into Television Commercials?, Timothy D. Are Taylor, University of California, Los but Angeles, Television & New Media, not Vol. 8, No. 3, 235-258 You (2007)
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all Veloster, The Recording Academy, GreenLight any Media & Marketing, Art Takes Can Over (ATO), & RSA Films, her n.d. Web. 24 May 2013. was <http://regenerationmusicproject.com/>.
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our a Culture - An Investigation out of Electronica Music and Party Day Culture. Toronto, ON: Clark-Nova Books. get ISBN 978-0-9784892-1-2
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